June 11, 2018
On today's Global Exchange Podcast, we sit down with CGAI Fellow Heidi Tworek to discuss the media, fake news, information warfare, and the role of the Internet and social media in contributing to today's polarized political atmosphere. Join host Colin Robertson in conversation with Dr. Tworek as they discuss the origins of political interference in the media, today's hyper-connected sociopolitical landscape and its implications for constructive discourse, Russia's campaign to influence the 2015 U.S. Presidential election, Facebook's recent problems with privacy and fake news, as well as the role of government in legislating the media diet of its constituents.
- Colin Robertson (host): A former Canadian diplomat, Colin Robertson is Vice President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.
- Heidi Tworek: Heidi Tworek is an Assistant Professor of International History at the University of British Columbia, a visiting fellow at the Joint Center for History and Economics at Harvard University, a non-resident fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, and a Fellow with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.
- "International Organizations and the Media in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries" - by Jonas Brendebach, Martin Herzer & Heidi J.S. Tworek
- "How Germany Is Tackling Hate Speech" - by Heidi Tworek (Foreign Affairs)
- "What Europe can teach Canada about protecting democracy" by Heidi Tworek & Chris Tenove (The Conversation)
- "Tweets are the new vox populi" - by Heidi Tworek (Columbia Journalism Review)
- Heidi Tworek: “The People vs. Democracy: Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save It” by Yascha Mounk
- Colin Robertson: “Dragon Strike: The Millennium War” by Humphrey Hawksley & Simon Holberton